December 31, 2021
Dear Students and Colleagues,
Hello, and I hope this email finds you continuing to enjoy lots of deserved rest and good cheer amidst our winter break.
I am writing to inform you that I have decided to have all Tuck classes next week be held on-line, to allow everyone in our community to return and transition back next week as safely as possible before resuming in-person Tuck classes on Monday, January 10.
As some of you may already know, other parts of Dartmouth are now allowing for some classes to be offered on-line next week. For us at the Tuck School, we want to be as prepared as possible for the start of in-person instruction. This preparation includes allowing adequate time for everyone return to campus amidst widespread travel delays and, once here, to immediately participate in arrival PCR testing and then resume regular surveillance testing. Fortunately, as one of the few silver linings of the pandemic, we at Tuck now know how to deliver high-quality synchronous learning on-line in all our classes. Next week we will draw on this knowledge as we continue to balance playing our part for public health with creating our distinct MBA experience.
Students, next week please plan to attend your classes from a location other than your assigned classrooms, to allow faculty who would like to teach from the classroom to do so. More generally, starting next week all of us in the Tuck community should continue to follow the Dartmouth-wide public-health protocols laid out by Provost David Kotz and EVP Rick Mills in their recent campus communications.
The rapidly spreading omicron variant is presenting new challenges to our world. But I am confident that we in the Tuck community will rise to these latest challenges with continued creativity, grace, and resilience.
An early happy new year to all, and I look forward to seeing you again soon.